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Elon Musk says self-driving tech could mean consumers will have a limited time to buy Teslas at current prices

Posted on Jul 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Elon Musk has made no secret of his ambitions to create a fleet of self-driving electric Tesla “robotaxis” that can one day ferry...

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Tesla will stop selling cars once full self-driving is solved, says Elon Musk

Posted on Jul 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been talking a lot about Tesla Network lately, part of Tesla’s “Master Plan, Part Deux” which will enable Tesla...

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GM’s self-driving unit is close to receiving a $2.25 billion boost

Posted on Jul 7, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

It took more than a year, but GM’s self-driving company is close to receiving a giant cash infusion. Cruise Automation confirmed to...

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What if Tesla’s self-driving tech was spun out, sold off or broken up?

Posted on Jul 7, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Tesla continues to be in the news as their latest counts of (especially) Model 3 car deliveries are reported and analyzed with intense...

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Chandler employees to use self-driving cars for work rides

Posted on Jul 7, 2019 in Cars, News

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Dozens of city employees in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler will use self-driving vehicles at work in partnership...

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What are the different levels of self-driving cars?

Posted on Jul 7, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The levels of driving automation explained. The Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) sets what have come to be the most globally...

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Sebastian Thrun, the godfather of the self-driving car industry, explains how Larry Page taught him to be a visionary, not just an ‘expert’

Posted on Jul 6, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The self-driving car company, Waymo, took another big step forward this week in its ambitions to usher in a new era of robot taxis. The...

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Roborace features all-electric self-driving race cars, where programmers are the stars

Posted on Jul 5, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

If you find Formula One getting boringly predictable and wish to switch to something more interesting, driverless cars are waiting for...

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Why self-driving cars may not help older drivers as much as some anticipate

Posted on Jul 5, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Could self-driving cars keep older drivers on the road longer? They might, but it wouldn’t necessarily be safe, according to a new study...

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Tier IV raises over $100 million to develop open source software for driverless cars

Posted on Jul 5, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

Tier IV, a Japan-based driverless car software maintainer and provider, this week announced the closure of a round north of $100 million...

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Autonomous buses could follow DART’s Uber program

Posted on Jul 4, 2019 in Buses, News

(TNS) —  Dallas Area Rapid Transit has joined a national association of transit and transportation agencies to explore how autonomous...

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Car parts group Valeo announces 500 million euros of orders for its ‘Lidar’ sensors

Posted on Jul 4, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

PARIS – French car parts company Valeo has won 500 million euros ($564 million) worth of orders for its ‘Lidar’ car...

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China tech giant Baidu partners with Geely, Toyota in self-driving push

Posted on Jul 4, 2019 in Cars, News

BEIJING, July 4 (Reuters) – China’s top search engine operator Baidu Inc has joined hands with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and...

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Fireworks About ACES As Key Acronym For The Future Of Mobility And Self-Driving Cars

Posted on Jul 4, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

It seems like acronyms abound in all fields of endeavor, and sometimes remain arcane and known only to specialists in that domain, but...

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BMW and Daimler to team up in push toward self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 4, 2019 in Cars, News

BMW and Mercedes-manufacturer Daimler announced a new partnership on Thursday to develop autonomous driving. Some 1,200 technicians from...

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Do passengers prefer autonomous vehicles driven like machines or like humans?

Posted on Jul 4, 2019 in Cars, News

Passenger and pedestrian confidence and acceptance will be key to the future and development of autonomous vehicles so researchers at WMG...

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UPDATE 1-Car parts group Valeo announces 500 mln euros of orders for its ‘Lidar’ sensors

Posted on Jul 4, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

PARIS, July 4 (Reuters) – French car parts company Valeo has won 500 million euros ($564 million) worth of orders for its ‘Lidar’...

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How do autonomous cars deal with double-parked vehicles?

Posted on Jul 3, 2019 in Cars, Technology

For autonomous vehicles to become self-sufficient on public roads, they must be fully capable of performing complex driving maneuvers...

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New flaw in Boeing 737 forewarns emergency procedure bugs in driverless cars

Posted on Jul 3, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Boeing is back in the news with a newly found flaw in the 737 system, sorry to say. I’ve previously pointed out that the Boeing 737 MAX...

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White paper: These 12 principles are shaping the future of autonomous cars

Posted on Jul 3, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

As nice as it’d be to have the option of catching up on some reading — or sleep — while an autonomous vehicle drives you to work, the real...

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